Without an independent investigation, the Russia question will be in the hands of intelligence committees in the GOP-controlled House and Senate. Neither of those panels has shown any urgency to find out what happened and who was involved. And with Trump likely to appoint a friend of the White House to replace Comey, the bureau’s investigation could be slow-walked as well. … [Read more...] about Which Republicans will be brave enough to call for outside Russia probe?
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5:52 p.m. Thirty-five infections at Alameda County Sheriff’s Office: The 25-year veteran of the sheriff’s office who is on a ventilator, shown in a tweet Sunday from the department, is one of 35 people in the 1,000-person sheriff’s office who have tested positive for the coronavirus. “It’s such a helpless situation — he’s in a very critical stage,” said Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Three employees have really “struggled” with the virus, Kelly said, and the condition of the officer in the tweet is by far the worse. Said Kelly: “There’s nothing we can do, just put love and prayers in the air.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: July 12-13
A beach is slammed with people in Bournemouth, England, during a heat wave on June 25. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson began easing coronavirus restrictions in May, but people are still supposed to be distancing themselves from one another. After thousands flocked to beaches, officials in southern England declared a "major incident." … [Read more...] about India could soon reach 1 million coronavirus cases as it struggles to contain outbreak